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New York Observer’s Ken Kurson, Forbes’s Richard Behar Honored at Algemeiner Summer Benefit (PHOTOS) June 20, 2014 12:13 pm

New York Observer’s Ken Kurson, Forbes’s Richard Behar Honored at Algemeiner Summer Benefit (PHOTOS)

The Algemeiner honored two well-known journalists at its third annual Summer Benefit last...

New York Journalists Remember Ed Koch at Upper East Side Benefit May 25, 2014 10:41 pm

New York Journalists Remember Ed Koch at Upper East Side Benefit

New York media personalities gathered recently for an intimate dinner fundraiser at the Upper...

The Algemeiner Hosts Ambassador Ron Dermer for Breakfast Roundtable February 5, 2014 2:53 pm

The Algemeiner Hosts Ambassador Ron Dermer for Breakfast Roundtable

The Algemeiner recently hosted Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer,...

Algemeiner Editor’s Club Hosts Fox News’s John Moody at Second Annual Summer Event (PHOTOS) September 16, 2013 11:26 am

Algemeiner Editor’s Club Hosts Fox News’s John Moody at Second Annual Summer Event (PHOTOS)

The Algemeiner Editor’s Club hosted Fox News Executive Editor John Moody Tuesday night...

One Direction’s Harry Styles Sighted at Manhattan Kosher Restaurant Sporting Blue Knitted Kippa August 25, 2013 2:23 pm

One Direction’s Harry Styles Sighted at Manhattan Kosher Restaurant Sporting Blue Knitted Kippa

Harry Styles, star of uber-popular British boy band One Direction stopped by one of Manhattan’s...

Matchmaker Samantha Daniels to Host Hamptons Fundraiser for Jewish Bachelor Mayoral Candidate Jack Hidary August 15, 2013 2:25 pm

Matchmaker Samantha Daniels to Host Hamptons Fundraiser for Jewish Bachelor Mayoral Candidate Jack Hidary

New York City based professional matchmaker Samantha Daniels and her husband Steven Farber...

Harvey Weinstein to Elie Wiesel: Without You There Would be no ‘Schindler’s List’ (VIDEO) May 9, 2013 3:47 am

Harvey Weinstein to Elie Wiesel: Without You There Would be no ‘Schindler’s List’ (VIDEO)

Famed film producer Harvey Weinstein presented Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel with the Algemeiner...

Algemeiner Unveils ‘JEWISH 100′ List at Star Studded Gala (PHOTOS) April 25, 2013 1:27 pm

Algemeiner Unveils ‘JEWISH 100′ List at Star Studded Gala (PHOTOS)

The Algemeiner unveiled its first annual ‘JEWISH 100′ list celebrating the “top...

Senator Joseph Lieberman and Wife Hadassah Honored at Open University Gala (PHOTOS) January 6, 2013 11:45 pm

Senator Joseph Lieberman and Wife Hadassah Honored at Open University Gala (PHOTOS)

Outgoing Senator Joseph Lieberman and his wife Hadassah were honored at the annual gala for...

Elie Wiesel Foundation Honors Tom Hanks (VIDEO) October 19, 2012 11:46 am

Elie Wiesel Foundation Honors Tom Hanks (VIDEO)

Actor Tom Hanks was honored Wednesday night by the Elie Wiesel Foundation at a gala at the...

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  • Arts and Culture First English-Language Trailer Debuts for Natalie Portman’s Hebrew Film ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness,’ Based on Amos Oz’s Memoir (VIDEO)

    First English-Language Trailer Debuts for Natalie Portman’s Hebrew Film ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness,’ Based on Amos Oz’s Memoir (VIDEO)

    The first English-language trailer for Natalie Portman’s directorial debut — A Tale of Love and Darkness — based on Israeli author Amos Oz’s memoir, was released on Thursday. The movie, originally filmed in Hebrew, tells the story of Oz’s childhood in Jerusalem at the end of the British Mandate and the early years of Israel’s independence. Portman, who was born in Israel and speaks fluent Hebrew, plays the lead role of Fania, the author’s mother. She struggles to raise her son as she deals with inner demons, a […]

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  • Features As Berlin Prices Rise, Israelis Turn East for German Real-Estate Bargains

    As Berlin Prices Rise, Israelis Turn East for German Real-Estate Bargains

    JNS.org – Sonnenallee, a street in Berlin’s Neukölln district, looks like it comes straight out of an Arab city — so much so that it goes by the nickname “Gaza Strip.” Kebab and bakery shops are advertised in Arabic; men sit in men-only coffee shops; and bridal shop windows showcase glittery, not-so-stylish gowns. But take a random turn, and you’ll find a swath of bars, burger joints, and Indian restaurants where hip Berliners announce that they have arrived to urban coolness. […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot engages in fierce action sequences in the new Wonder Woman trailer, which Warner Bros. premiered during the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. The nearly 3-minute trailer, the first to debut for the superhero film, shows scenes of Diana, princess of the Amazons, fighting alongside men in the battle against the world’s toughest enemies. The first shot of the video shows Wonder Woman discovering a man, Steve Trevor (played by actor Chris Pine), washed ashore. The clip then takes viewers to the all-female island where Wonder Woman was born. […]

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  • Arts and Culture A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    Is diplomacy worthwhile, even if the end result isn’t what we hoped for? That is the question, among many others, posed by the new play Oslo, by J.T. Rogers. Making its New York debut at Lincoln Center, the play examines the secret diplomatic process that led to the historic 1993 peace accords. The character of Shimon Peres makes an appearance onstage — and he, along with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, tower over the proceedings. But they mainly do so in absentia. Instead, […]

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  • Spirituality/Tradition Sports Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    JNS.org – Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean Kremer have something else in common: a respect for Jewish tradition. Koufax — who was recently ranked by ESPN as the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) history — decided not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because the game fell on Yom Kippur. “I would do the same,” Kremer said in an interview. Last month, the 20-year-old Kremer became […]

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  • Arts and Culture Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    The famed lead guitarist of British rock band Queen, Brian May, encouraged Jewish singer-songwriter Adam Lambert to perform in Hebrew during their upcoming joint concert in Israel, an entertainment industry advocacy organization reported on Tuesday. During a recent interview with Israeli television personality Assi Azar, May was played a 2005 video of Lambert singing the popular song Shir L’Shalom, (Song for Peace). May was so impressed by Lambert’s singing of the Hebrew track that he told the American singer, “We have to do that. Let’s […]

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  • Sports Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    JNS.org – Kenyan-born marathoner Lonah Chemtai is expected to compete for Israel at the Olympics Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil next month after gaining a last minute approval. “I am very proud [to represent Israel] and I hope to achieve a new personal best time,” Chemtai told Reuters. Chemtai, who grew up a rural village in western Kenya, first came to Israel in 2009 to care of the children of her country’s ambassador to Israel. The 27-year-old runner recently gained […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    To date or not to date? That is not the question for most Modern Orthodox singles in New York. The question is when will they find their future spouses, and when will their families stop nagging them about having babies? Inspired by the success of the Israeli show “Srugim,” Leah Gottfried, 25, decided she would create and star in her own show, “Soon By You.” “Dating is so serious already,” Gottfried said. “We wanted to take a lighter approach and laugh at the […]

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